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Common Core State Standard
LS.CCS.4/5/6 Grades 3-12: Students are asked to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words through multiple choice vocabulary quizzes. Quizzes are designed to help students demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in words, acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words, and gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

NEXUS

DEFINITION:
A means of connection; tie; link.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“We know that members of the militia groups that were present on Jan. 6 have stated their desire that they want to blow up the Capitol and kill as many members as possible, with a direct nexus to the State of the Union,” Pittman said during her testimony.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution, 02/01/2021

Words in the News Quiz
5 Middle School Words

Click on the correct answer in the quiz below.
Then see if you can find the word in your newspaper -- the print edition, the website or the digital edition and copy the sentence for context. NOTE: High School words are much harder to find!


1. Virtuoso

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.


2. Maneuver

Being without or almost without hope

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.


3. Immune

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.


4. Tariff

A schedule of prices or fees.

The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.

The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.


5. Stereotype

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

Self-examination.


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